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LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS

Tanglewood: Meet the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Its Summer Home

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Program #15533RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Itinerary for Jul 25 — Jul 29, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the stunning Berkshire Mountains, the Comfort Inn & Suites is an upscale, conveniently located hotel offering luxury accommodations and superior hotel features in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. With a convenient central location just minutes away from top area attractions, historic landmarks, music festivals, live theatre, shopping, museums, skiing, fishing, and golf, the Comfort Inn & Suites offers a fabulous, resort hotel experience. We offer spacious rooms and suites, breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, fitness room and a heated indoor swimming pool.

Contact info:
249 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230 USA
phone: 413-644-3200
web: www.berkshirecomfortinn.com/

Room amenities: Blackout drapes, Cable/satellite television, Clock radio, Complimentary high-speed Internet access, Free local calls, Wake-up service, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Iron & ironing board, Coffee/tea maker, Refrigerator, Microwave

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact the hotel directly to arrange additional hotel nights at 413-644-3200

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, July 25 - Registration/Welcome Dinner & Orientation
Afternoon: Registration between 4-5:30PM.

Dinner: 6:30PM:Welcome Dinner at the hotel followed by Orientation .

Lodging: Comfort Inn & Suites-Berkshires

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the stunning Berkshire Mountains, the Comfort Inn & Suites is an upscale, conveniently located hotel offering luxury accommodations and superior hotel features in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. With a convenient central location just minutes away from top area attractions, historic landmarks, music festivals, live theatre, shopping, museums, skiing, fishing, and golf, the Comfort Inn & Suites offers a fabulous, resort hotel experience. We offer spacious rooms and suites, breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, fitness room and a heated indoor swimming pool.

Contact info:
249 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230 USA
phone: 413-644-3200
web: www.berkshirecomfortinn.com/

Room amenities: Blackout drapes, Cable/satellite television, Clock radio, Complimentary high-speed Internet access, Free local calls, Wake-up service, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Iron & ironing board, Coffee/tea maker, Refrigerator, Microwave

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact the hotel directly to arrange additional hotel nights at 413-644-3200

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, July 26 - Tour of Tanglewood/Lecture with BSO Administrator...
Tour of Tanglewood/Lecture with BSO Administrator/Instrument Demonstration/BSO Concert

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Explore the history of Tanglewood and step inside Serge Koussevitzky’s private summer residence, “Seranak”, for an intimate glimpse into the life of the legendary maestro.

Lunch: Lunch at the Formal Gardens Tent.

Afternoon: Enjoy a lecture by a Boston Symphony Orchestra administrator followed by an Instrument demonstration with a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: "This Week at Tanglewood" Presentation and Boston Symphony Orchestra concert at the Tanglewood Shed. Christoph Eschenbach (conductor), Christine Schäfer (soprano), ALL-MOZART PROGRAM “Ch’io mi scordi di te…Non temer, amato bene,”Concert aria for soprano and orchestra, with piano, K.505 /// Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K.414 Symphony No. 41, Jupiter. The “shed” is where the symphony performs all of their concerts and is covered. Participants have seats right in the middle, though many people sit outside on the lawn.

Lodging: Comfort Inn & Suites-Berkshires

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the stunning Berkshire Mountains, the Comfort Inn & Suites is an upscale, conveniently located hotel offering luxury accommodations and superior hotel features in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. With a convenient central location just minutes away from top area attractions, historic landmarks, music festivals, live theatre, shopping, museums, skiing, fishing, and golf, the Comfort Inn & Suites offers a fabulous, resort hotel experience. We offer spacious rooms and suites, breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, fitness room and a heated indoor swimming pool.

Contact info:
249 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230 USA
phone: 413-644-3200
web: www.berkshirecomfortinn.com/

Room amenities: Blackout drapes, Cable/satellite television, Clock radio, Complimentary high-speed Internet access, Free local calls, Wake-up service, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Iron & ironing board, Coffee/tea maker, Refrigerator, Microwave

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact the hotel directly to arrange additional hotel nights at 413-644-3200

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, July 27 - Lecture/Free Time to Explore the Area/Talk & Inst...
Lecture/Free Time to Explore the Area/Talk & Instrument Demonstration/BSO Concert-

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel

Morning: Lecture with Dr. Jeremy Yudkin, Chair of the Musicology Department at Boston University. Afterwards, pick up your boxed lunch and enjoy your Free Time!

Lunch: Boxed Lunches at your leisure

Afternoon: Free time to explore the area. Ask your Group Leader for suggested free time activities. Possible excursions may include visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacobs Pillow, or Chesterwood Estate and Museum, home of Daniel Chester French, the sculptor of the seated Lincoln monument in Washington, D.C. RETURN TO THE HOTEL and depart to Tanglewood for a talks by Ellen Highstein , Director of Tanglewood Music Center, and Marcelo Lehninger, BSO Assistant Conductor.

Dinner: Dinner at Tanglewood

Evening: Boston Symphony Orchestra concert at the Tanglewood Shed. Andris Nelsons (conductor), Krist ne Opolais (soprano), Lioba Brown (mezzo-soprano), Dmytro Popov (tenor), Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass) Tanglewood Festival Chorus (John Oliver, conductor). VERDI -Requiem.

Lodging: Comfort Inn & Suites-Berkshires

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the stunning Berkshire Mountains, the Comfort Inn & Suites is an upscale, conveniently located hotel offering luxury accommodations and superior hotel features in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. With a convenient central location just minutes away from top area attractions, historic landmarks, music festivals, live theatre, shopping, museums, skiing, fishing, and golf, the Comfort Inn & Suites offers a fabulous, resort hotel experience. We offer spacious rooms and suites, breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, fitness room and a heated indoor swimming pool.

Contact info:
249 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230 USA
phone: 413-644-3200
web: www.berkshirecomfortinn.com/

Room amenities: Blackout drapes, Cable/satellite television, Clock radio, Complimentary high-speed Internet access, Free local calls, Wake-up service, Complimentary toiletries, Hair dryer, Iron & ironing board, Coffee/tea maker, Refrigerator, Microwave

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact the hotel directly to arrange additional hotel nights at 413-644-3200

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, July 28 - Tanglewood Music Center Concert at Ozawa Hall/BSO...
Tanglewood Music Center Concert at Ozawa Hall/BSO Conversation/ BSO Concert

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Tanglewood Music concert at Ozawa Hall.

Lunch: Lunch at the Formal Garden's Tent followed by a Conversation with BSO Musician.

Afternoon: Boston Symphony Orchestra concert at the Tanglewood Shed. Christoph Eschenbach (conductor), Garrick Ohlsson (piano). DVORÁK -Carnival Overture PROKOFIEV -Piano Concerto No. 3 DVORÁK -Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Dinner: Farewell Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Comfort Inn & Suites-Berkshires

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Monday, July 29 - Farewell
Breakfast: Breakfast at your leisure

Morning: Hotel Check out by noon. If you purchased the Group Transfer, the coach will depart for Boston no later than 10:00am with two drop offs: Boston Logan Airport, and Road Scholar Headquarters. Approximate travel time from Great Barrington to Boston is 3 hours.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
5 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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